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Petrobras and Açu Petróleo plan to double oil handling at Açu port

Jun, 22, 2020 Posted by datamarnews

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Petrobras and Açu Petróleo signed an agreement that aims to increase the volume of oil handled by the state-owned terminal at Açu port. The initial goal is to handle up to 100 million barrels by 2021.  The cooperation between the two companies started in 2019 and currently, Porto do Açu operates 15% of the state-owned oil company’s exports. The Açu Petróleo Terminal is located near the Santos and Campos basins.

A partnership between Prumo Logística and German Oiltanking, the Açu Petróleo terminal at Açu port in São João da Barra (RJ), carries out oil transshipment operations in an area sheltered by a breakwater, has a 25-meter draft and is licensed to handle up to 1.2 million barrels a day. The private terminal is capable of receiving VLCCs, which have a storage capacity of up to 2 million barrels of crude oil.

Today, Porto do Açu is responsible for 25% of all Brazilian oil exported under contracts with companies such as Rapsol, Equinor, Total, Petrogal, and Shell, in addition to Petrobras itself.  The following chart shows the main oil-exporting terminals in Brazil:


Chart Source: Antaq

The company has plans to build a tank park and two 40 km pipelines that will interconnect the Barra de Furado terminal in the city of Quissama, RJ, and also other Petrobras pipeline networks to Açu, supplying raw material (crude oil) for the Reduc and Regap refineries.

Image: Google Earth

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